PD/RD Artistic Faculty
A talented performer in her own right, Claire Marshall has been sharing her extensive knowledge with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in both the Professional and Recreational Divisions since 2000, teaching creative movement, modern dance, movement improvisation, and movement composition. Ms. Marshall also teaches at the School of Contemporary Dancers and is the President of the Board of Directors for Dance Manitoba.
Ms. Marshall began her performing career in her hometown of Toronto with the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre (now Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre). Throughout nine seasons with the company, she performed works by some of Canada’s leading choreographers including David Earle, Danny Grossman, Carol Anderson, Bill Coleman, and Rachel Browne, and participated in numerous national and international tours. It was Rachel Browne who encouraged Ms. Marshall to continue her training and teaching, which led her to the wonderful dance community in Winnipeg. Ms. Marshall graduated from the Senior Professional Program at the School of Contemporary Dancers in 2001, and continues to perform locally, nationally and internationally.
After completing a residency with Delfos Danza Contemporenea in Mazatlan, Mexico, Ms. Marshall performed works by several local choreographers with the Young Lungs Dance Exchange. With Jolene Bailie’s Gearshifting Performance Works, Ms. Marshall has performed Sensory Life Infinite World, Hybrid Human, Eat All You Want/The Top? and toured to Xi’an China in 2014 with an excerpt of Hybrid Human. In 2012, Ms. Marshall choreographed and performed in GroundSwell New Music’s presentation of John Cage 100 Years.
Ms. Marshall collaborated with fellow Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Artistic Faculty member Marijka Stanowych and Verba Ukrainian Dance Company to choreograph Holodomor, which was presented in 2013 and again in 2014 as part of the opening celebrations for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Ms. Marshall has also attended numerous teaching workshops and has taught workshops across Canada.